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Yes, that's liberty.

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Submitted by Don (Pakistan), Mar 19, 2008 at 09:49

And how's this for liberty, Mansoor:

1. Born into a religion you cannot escape from; no free choice of faith. Die trying convert to an actual peaceful religion.

2. Must marry the man - only a Mulsim, mind you - whom your father or uncle or older brother has chosen for you, regardless what you happen to think of the "arrangement."

3. Must not make any counter-arguments in favor of Israel specifically and Jews in general without the wrath of the ummah coming down on you. (Maybe you'll be lucky enough to simply be forever shunned by your family and friends.)

4. Women cannot compete in sports.

5. Music and dancing and drinking alcohol is not a freedom for you to enjoy.

6. Women have no freedom to explore their sexuality without being killed for "honor.' (But men can whore around in Bangkok all they want.)

7. No freedom to disagree and argue with a cleric or mullah.

8. No freedom to question the Qur'an or inquire into other religions.

9. Here in Pakistan, no freedom to say "No" to an invitation to protest cartoons from Denmark, because if you decline you'll be accused of being unwilling to defend your prophet and you will be shunned, if not killed.

The list goes on and on and on, my friend. No wonder muslims are always angry and so easiily enraged, you lead such miserable and oppressed lives.

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